Your Doctor of Chiropractic
Chiropractic Medicine has a long-established history in this country. One of the first branches of healing before medicines and surgery became the norm; hands-on chiropractic healing has been used by millions world over. Licensure for Chiropractic exists in every state and most countries. Chiropractors heal the body by using a spinal mobilization technique called an adjustment. Recognizing that body health stems from nervous system integrity, a chiropractic physician evaluates factors that affect the spine and work to correct problems therein.
Vertebral irritations, known as subluxations, can cause pain and postural abnormalities, resulting in uneven nerve flow or even nerve blockage. Using the spinal adjustment, chiropractors restore the normal vertebral position and nerve flow. Also called spinal mobilization or manipulation, they perform the chiropractic adjustment using hands-on or machine applied pressure to the vertebral column where subluxations exist. The technique is a high-velocity, low force procedure that cleanly repositions vertebrae and helps to reduce inflammation and other nerve irritants. They also apply massage and other physical therapy modalities to reduce muscle spasms near the spine and in affected areas. They instruct their patients in exercises and provide home instruction to enhance treatment success.
Chiropractic health care is a holistic treatment aimed at improving and maintaining whole-body health for years to come. Because it does not depend on the use of drugs or surgery, chiropractic care has few adverse side effects and can persons of all ages and disease states can use it.
Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed chiropractic physician. Her early education began with undergraduate training at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she graduated with General Honors in Zoology and Research Honors from her work at the NIH. Shortly after that, while in the Peace Corps in Belize, where she taught high school, she developed an interest in the alternative medicines chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition from her experiences there. She next attended the National University of Health Sciences near Chicago, IL and graduated with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and initial acupuncture certification in 1995.
During her training at National, she developed an interest in using acupuncture and massage to enhance the effects of the chiropractic adjustment. As an intern at the Salvation Army Clinics in Chicago, she expanded her knowledge of Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, as well as nutrition, exercise, massage, and health counseling to help many people there.
After graduating from National, she and her husband and their growing family moved to Durham, NC in 1995. She opened her first practice in a renovated garage at their first house in Durham and saw many patients. They moved to Chapel Hill to a larger location, still connected to their home, and Dr. Lisa, as her patients call her, expanded her practice. She undertook more acupuncture education to gain her Master Level certification in this healing art and, in 2010, became one of the few physicians fully licensed in Chiropractic and acupuncture in NC. As her practice grew, she moved to her current office at Eastowne Properties in Chapel Hill, where she currently sees patients in three treatment rooms assisted by two office staff.
Dr. Oskardmay enjoys treating patients and helping them achieve their health goals using hands-on healing. She especially loves seeing people get well with natural methods they can understand and helping them learn how to improve their health daily. She has treated thousands of patients in the Durham-Chapel Hill region, with patients driving from far distances sometimes to receive care.
At Acupractic, Dr. Oskardmay uses Chiropractic and massage to treat a wide variety of problems ranging from back pain to headache, shoulder pain to plantar fasciitis. Effective because it addresses the source of the problem, Chiropractic repositions spinal vertebrae to Improve nervous system function and body posture, Dr. Lisa has treats everyone who needs care. Most recently, she helps a lot of veterans and their families and appreciates being able to assist them. Additionally, she works with many senior citizens and others who need gentle chiropractic care.
Dr. Lisa and her helpful office staff work to help each patient get the care they need. The office is handicapped accessible and comfortable, and there are re-positionable treatment tables to accommodate every patient’s needs, including pregnant women.
Chiropractic and Cost
Dr. Oskardmay participates with many different insurance plans and files insurance for you to facilitate care and to make treatments more affordable. Some of the plans we accept include BCBS, Federal BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, UMR, AllSavers, Medcost, Cigna, Triwest, Medicare, and others. Check with your plan or call today for more information. Many policies also cover acupuncture treatment at our office because Dr. Oskardmay is dually licensed, which may be helpful if you prefer to receive both treatments to save time and potentiate treatment results. Your HSA and flex spending plan can cover care costs, as well. If you do not have insurance or prefer not to use your benefits, ask us about our time-of-service discounted rates.